Purchased in 1976 with state bond funds for park purposes, Homer F. Briggs Memorial Park was originally named Oaks Avenue Pioneer Park. The park was renamed in 1987 in honor of the late Homer F. Briggs, a city councilman. Located on Oaks Avenue, one block north of Philadelphia Street, the park has the only equestrian facility in the city.
This park is packed with amenities including a children’s play area, picnic areas with barbecue facilities, restrooms, sports fields and a concession building. Dog walkers will appreciate the park’s walking trail, and the park also boasts an equestrian trail and horse arena.